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Member Since 24 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2014 07:53 PM

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In Topic: Natural Gas Heat Pump Experiences?

07 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Give it a couple of years to make sure they get the bugs worked out.

Normally I am with you, but this is mature technology in Japan and Asia. Then again, it doesn't mean we have installers that know how to install 'em over here :sillytongue:

In Topic: dial up connection

27 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

What do you have to click on in order to establish your Internet connection? The AT&T communication manager or something else?

It could just be a limitation of their service - the Yahoo! browser is probably just a re-branded version of Internet Explorer - which should be able to resume an interrupted download, even if it's an older version.

If it is a limitation of AT&T and really annoys you, you could always look for a different ISP: http://www.ispcompar...up-internet.htm

Also there may be an ISP or cooperative that provides wireless Internet via WiMaxx or other similar services. There are sites like this one: http://www.dslreports.com/search2/ that can help you see if there might be alternatives for you.

In Topic: Natural Gas Heat Pump Experiences?

27 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

Years ago York came out with a natural gas powered compressor that they called the "Triathilon". They didn't last long on the market since no one ever bothered to properly maintain the engine (Most homeowners wont call for any kind of service until the A/C breaks). It would be interesting to see if someone brings the technology back.

If you look at their service intervals, it's 3, 6, 9 and 11 years. And I must admit, as I was reading through the service manual the thought of changing oil on my heat pump was a little amusing :)

They are in the US. My upstairs unit is making a fuss. If there is a company authorized to install in my area and if the cost is not completely outrageous (like triple replacing a traditional electric unit) I may just roll the dice. I also like that I can replace both my 4 ton units with this, and I would be gaining a heat pump for my downstairs unit and greatly improved efficiency for my upstairs unit (from recycling the engine heat).

In Topic: Natural Gas Heat Pump Experiences?

24 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to post this - the tech specs and - geek alert - the service manual :)


In Topic: Natural Gas Heat Pump Experiences?

24 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

Fascinating - it appears Southwest Gas in Las Vegas (where I grew up, ironically) in collaboration with Oak Ridge Labs are working on a smaller, higher efficiency absorption based unit - cool! Hehe - pardon the pun...

http://machinedesign...hanical channel)

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